Schumer Statement On The Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

February 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the resolution to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration:

“If the president’s emergency declaration prevails, it will fundamentally change the balance of powers in a way our country’s founders never envisioned. That should be a serious wake up call to senators in both parties who believe in the constitutional responsibility of Congress to limit an overreaching executive.

“This issue transcends partisan politics, and I urge all senators – Democrats and Republicans – to support this resolution to terminate the president’s emergency declaration when it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate.”

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